I started out with a large pot of Swedish Ivy at my house, and I believe that this is one of the easiest plants to grow and propagate that I have ever had. Cuttings easily grow roots and make a pretty sight just sitting in a little bottle of water.
But they grow so quickly, a new potting up is needed all the time. For me, I haven’t noticed any difference in how easy it is to propagate in spring or winter. It just grows!
My daughter wanted a pot of Swedish Ivy for her bedroom window so I am using one of my cuttings that I did in February this year. I have had this growing in my bedroom window and it will be facing the same direction for her so it should grow fine. Lighted all day but gets the sun only in the mornings.
Just be aware that Swedish ivy, even though it’s a houseplant, can grow outside too. I have this in a full-sun area in the back deck and it grows HUGE. Vining and branching all over, the pretty scalloped leaves grow so big and I can only attribute that to the increased sun exposure.
If you should move a plant outside for more sun, be sure to allow it a week or ten days in a bright area, not exposed to intense sunlight. It could get a bad sunburn. Not good!
That period of time should allow it to transition to brighter light so that it won’t sunburn and lose a lot of its leaves. That has always worked for me.
Another post is here on my site showing one of my previous plantings. She was the Mother of all my cuttings, so I guess by now she is a Great-great Grandma! Simple & Easy Houseplant – Swedish Ivy Care
I really have so many plants that I have to make time to get potted or re-potted depending on how long I have had them. It seems that the Pilea glauca that I recently planted in a new Hypertufa bowl may have to be divided. She is growing gangbusters. Remember when I rooted and planted her? My Indoor Houseplant Pilea Glauca Is Going Outside In A Hypertufa Bowl
And do you remember those Elephant Ears that I saved and replanted? I thought they had just died, and I almost threw out the soil in them into the garden shed dumping grounds. Much to my surprise, there is a tiny Elephant Ear showing. I am so happy. She was in the pot labeled “Jumbo” so she has a way to go. But hooray for her!
Look how tiny she is yet so perfect. Plants are a wonderful thing and I am fascinated all the time. Thanks for reading and check back again. Be sure to watch the video and PIN something. See you next video!
Hmmmm…I wonder how long it will be before she needs re-potting? I have got to get busy!